Hard to think anything can be learned from watching CNN or reading their tweets, but overnight CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski and Brian Stelter taught me one thing: the word Doxxing.
Dox, verb, informal
gerund or present participle: doxxing
search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.
“hackers and online vigilantes routinely dox both public and private figures”
I pretty much figured out the word by using common sense but I’d never seen the word used over and over in tweets.
If you don’t know the story, CNN has decided unearthing, threatening, and forcing a Reddit user to apologize -the man who is supposed to be the designer of the WWE gif Trump used to take down CNN. It has taken the internet by storm, relatedly causing the hashtag #CNNBlackmail to trend to number one (that is until Twitter didn’t like that and forced an auto-correct for some to make it #CNNBackmail. Funny how scary Twitter hate is.
CNN’s morning anchors, including dumbass Chris Cuomo, seem fine with the doxxing and threatening.
@ChrisCuomo “When exposed & identified he then decided to apologize”
See that, WHEN EXPOSED AND IDENTIFIED????!!!! Holy craziness, Batman. Where do we live?? CNN certainly hunted the man down, made him apologize (the apology itself is so scripted, there’s no way anyone would make an apology so perfectly in tune with what CNN wanted to hear unless CNN wrote the apology FOR him.
No matter how you feel about Trump, no matter how you feel about CNN, it’s true Nazi tactics to go after someone who created a fun graphic and that Trump tweeted.
In my way of thinking, CNN is digging themselves into total oblivion. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of losers.